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  • Letter writer in cougar shooting sentenced to 27 months in prison

    Letter writer in cougar shooting sentenced to 27 months in prison
    Richard Hyerczyk sat stone still with a slightly pained expression in a federal courtroom Wednesday as a judge read aloud the violent and racist rants he’d mailed to people who angered him over the years. There were threats to officials at a...
  • Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge

    Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge
    A 78-year-old man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge was charged Thursday with arson and other charges, prosecutors announced. Nick Pecarich was charged with one count each of arson of a structure, grand theft of...
  • Wildfires scorch parched California; 2,600 firefighters respond

    Wildfires scorch parched California; 2,600 firefighters respond
    More than 2,600 firefighters are now fighting the brush fires in San Diego County and other parts of California, officials said Friday. Forecasts of onshore winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity fanned hopes for better firefighting conditions....
  • Heavy smoke from brush fires sparks health warnings across region

    Heavy smoke from brush fires sparks health warnings across region
    As weary firefighters battled stubborn brush fires for a fourth day Friday, billowing black smoke drifted northward, causing health warnings throughout much of Southern California. By mid-afternoon, the air hanging stagnantly over Los Angeles was...
  • Shift in weather helps firefighters battling San Diego County blazes

    Shift in weather helps firefighters battling San Diego County blazes
    Helped by cooler temperatures and calmer winds, firefighters on Saturday continued battling four major brush fires in northern San Diego County: one in San Marcos and three on military bases. More than 27,000 acres have been burned since Tuesday as fire...
  • No arson charges for man arrested during San Diego County wildfires

    No arson charges for man arrested during San Diego County wildfires
    No charges will be filed against a 19-year-old man who was arrested last week by Escondido police on suspicion of trying to set two brush fires as a series of destructive blazes spread across northern San Diego County, prosecutors announced Tuesday....
  • Man charged with arson after trying to burn garage down

    Man charged with arson after trying to burn garage down
    A Southeast Side man who allegedly set fires outside his ex-girlfriend's garage in January appeared in bond court Saturday on a felony arson charge. Prosecutors said Norman W. Cage, 58, became upset after his ex-girlfriend moved some of his...
  • 90 years for murder of mother, daughter in 2009 arson

    90 years for murder of mother, daughter in 2009 arson
    A man convicted of setting a fire that killed a 7-year-old girl and her pregnant mother in an Albany Park apartment in 2009 has been sentenced to 90 years in prison, authorities said. Jovan Djurdjlov, 23, was found guilty in January of the murder of...
  • Vacaville pastor, three others charged in Molotov cocktail attack

    Vacaville pastor, three others charged in Molotov cocktail attack
    A pastor in Vacaville has been arrested in connection with throwing a Molotov cocktail at a house where his ex-girlfriend was staying. Mark Lewis, the 39-year-old pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville, is accused of tapping three...
  • Suspect arrested in downtown San Jose arson fires

    Suspect arrested in downtown San Jose arson fires
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Jose police announced Thursday that a man suspected of setting more than a dozen fires in the downtown core during a recent six-night period has been taken into custody. Patrick William Brennan, 48, lives in the downtown San Jose...
  • Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed

    Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed
    On the surface, Richard Hyerczyk doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’d threaten to kill cops and burn the mayor’s house down. A draftsman for a suburban machinery company, Hyerczyk is also an avid naturalist with a master’s...